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One fatality, two injuries after car crashed into a tree in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara police
Posted at 2:09 AM, Apr 21, 2023

UPDATE:
Officials have confirmed that the two passengers were male, and have been taken to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

They also confirmed that the driver died in the crash, but are waiting to release the gender.

ORIGINAL SCRIPT:

One person has died and two others have been injured following a car crash in Goleta last night.

The driver crashed into a tree at around 11p.m. on Cathedral Oaks Blvd.

Shortly after the car crashed, an explosion caused the car to catch fire.

Santa Barbara County Fire, CHP, and Sheriff Officers were at the scene.

There has been a hard road closure in place since 12 a.m.

We will continue to update this story as more information is made known.